THE Malaysian Rubber Glove Manufacturers Association (Margma) will again organise the 8th International Rubber Glove Conference and Exhibition 2016 (IRGCE 2016) at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from Sept 6 to 8.
Its president Denis Low Jau Foo expected the bi-yearly event to attract an unprecedented number of international participants and trade visitors.
“This year we have increased the number of exhibition booths showcasing the latest in product development and innovation by 19% to 272 booths, compared with 228 in 2014.
“We anticipate the event will draw more than 800 conference participants with 3,600 trade visitors from the numerous countries which Malaysia exports its rubber gloves to,” said Low.
Returning to co-host the IRGCE is the Malaysian Rubber Export Council (MREPC) and 13 key sponsors namely YTY, Top Glove, Supermax, Latexx Partners, Kossan, Hartalega, Smart Glove, Excelkos, Tiong Tat, Synthomer, Aquaspersions, Brightway and Chempro Technology.
The exhibition is supported by the Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry, International Trade and Industry Ministry, Matrade, the Malaysian Rubber Board, the Thai Rubber Glove Manufacturers Association and the Indonesian Rubber Glove Manufacturers Association.
“The rubber glove industry has grown tremendously in the past two decades and continues to grow. The global demand for rubber gloves continues to rise and is expected to increase by 10% from 192.9 billion gloves last year to 212.2 billion gloves this year.
“Malaysia is expected to supply 63% or 133.6 billion gloves of the global demand. This will translate into the projected revenue of RM14.3bil for Malaysia in 2016,” added Low.
The 8th IRGCE 2016 serves to increase public awareness and interest in the rubber glove industry and safety primarily in areas of medical, dental, industrial, pharmaceutical, laboratory and food processing.
Participating members of the event typically comprise major rubber glove producers, international brands and manufacturers of medical devices among others.
The exhibition is free for all conference participants, trade visitors, health institutions and colleges, media members and the public.